Kirsten Dunst's Costume Institute Look: Hit or Miss?

05/08/2007 at 01:15 PM ET

It looks like Kirsten Dunst took the “costume” part of the Costume Institute’s Party of the Year very, very seriously last night. The Spiderman 3 star turned out in a volumous Yves Saint Laurent purple frock that looks like a cross between a 20’s flapper outfit and one of Marie Antoinette’s bedsheets. While we applaud her daring (perhaps she was feeling brave after her whirlwind premiere tour these past few weeks) we’re afraid she looks a little silly. (And we’re not even talking about the pouf on her forehead.) There’s just way too much of this dress — it looks like she’s drowning under all those folds. Perhaps the pregnant Noami Watts (who looked stunning, btw, in Zac Posen) could have been forgiven for this, but Kirsten, we know you could have done better! Do you agree? Tell us: Is Kirsten’s look a hit or a miss?

To see what all your favorite stars wore, including J. Lo., Lindsay, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Jennifer Hudson and Scarlett, check out our Costume Institute gallery.

Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages

FILED UNDER: Kirsten Dunst , Red Carpet
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April on

Did anyone add this pic to the worst bridesmaid dresses, cause that’s where this need to go!!!

KAsh on

It’s a big hit. This event was to honor a designer from the early 20th century and she went with that theme. The dress is a beauteful vintage YSL, the colors are amazing and the headband is a creation of art.

Please don’t be so square, she obviously wasn’t trying to dress like everyone else or to fit the latest fashion.

Dorothy on

She barely gets it right lately.Out of all oh her Spider man premier dresses I liked 3 at most everything else was cheap looking.Same for this dress.She needs stylist BADLY!!!!

Merissa on

Why is she soooooooo ugly????

She can do with a tan and i don’t care how natural you try to be but she needs to get her teeth fixed!!!!

lele on

I feel sorry for her. She looks awful.

Karen on

Absolutely nothing attractive about her or her clothing….she needs to get out in the sun a bit!

Jennifer Gruber on

Wow! Okay, people: Which of you would like to step forward and allow the nation to critique you regarding your clothing choices. You know, I started reading a couple of messages becuase I was sure that the first one would be the only really mean one. Are you all aware that this is a person with feelings?

I’m thinking that the majority of you either have no life or feeling really negatively about yourselves to have that kind of venom to spew at someone you don’t even know.


Tearra on

Two words: hot mess. She doesn’t even look happy to be wearing it. She looks like she just realized she made a big mistake. I don’t care how ugly an outfit looks or the star wearing it someone is always going to say it or they look good. Like77 people have said its ugly but 1 has to say it looks good.

alia on

J.Gruber :
I think Kirsten was asking for it when she wore this hideous outfit… of course everyone is going to have negative comments about this dress, b/c it is UGLY! Everyone who thought this outfit was ugly not only have lives, we have a sense of style also…

Candi on


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